There is a line between niceties and the true fruits of compassion. The former is cheap politeness. The latter is the raw stuff of community and healing, the everyday magic of companionship and kindness that inspires acts of real Love. Sometimes that Love doesn’t look pleasant or polite. Sometimes it’s downright rude, but for the right reasons. This world has never been changed by souls wholly preoccupied by decorum; only by those scrappy spirits who took measured risks and harnessed the fire of compassion to forge a new way. This Sunday, let us consider some of the fiery spirits that have kept this Living Tradition alive and honor the different ways we may harness our compassion.